High Surf

Big surf pounds the pier at Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the aftermath of a powerful Pacific storm. (AP Photo/John Antczak)

6 rescued, including 3 lifeguards, in high surf

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California ocean rescue took a dramatic turn over the weekend when three lifeguards who were attempting to save three people also had to be plucked from high surf […]


High surf

Fire weather and high surf impact the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Powerful winds will buffet the Southland today, combining with low humidity and vast expanses of tinder-dry vegetation to create “critical fire weather conditions,” as high surf batters the coastline, imperiling swimmers, […]


High surf

With big waves coming, Mavericks contest is on

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — With a large Pacific storm pushing large waves toward California, organizers of the big wave Mavericks surfing contest have told competitors to grab their boards and get ready. Jeff […]


A surfer wipes out on the waves at Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

From the mountains to the sea: Elevated fire danger and high surf

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Strong surf will pound the Southland coast today as gusty winds, low humidity and above-normal temperatures combine to create an “elevated fire danger,” especially in the mountains and foothills, forecasters said. […]